I am quite sure their is some envy out their of how much the Big Ten schools are making in some power conference circles. It is a little embarrassing the Big Ten can not count correctly or this article does not report facts correctly.
Unless my math fails me, the Big 12 schools are getting 30 million dollars this year for tier which matches the Big Ten Tier 1 money that will start next year. Not counting tier 3 money by the Big 12, maybe the Pac 12 with 25 million is only half of the estimated future Big Ten projections, the Big 12 is in a much better shape with most schools making in the an average of 35 million per school with Texas checking in at 45 million per school.
This is before the Big 12 championship game kicks in next year that will bring an estimated 2 to 3 million more dollars per school.
The Big 12 at the very least still has the Big Ten in binocular views of revenue.
If I were the Big Ten would not brag too much with envy until this revenue turns into some sports success especially for a school like the University of Illinois.
Getting trashed in the playoff by your football champion and failing to reach the final four in basketball is not the term I would use as envy for now.
Just a disclaimer to start off, I'm an Illinois fan, but you haven't hurt my feelings I freely acknowledge we have been a dumpster fire athletic program in football and basketball recently...but I think the point of the article is Illinois, throw in Purdue, Rutgers (when they become full time members), ... that also have been football dumpster fires are likely to make more money from TV/media conference deals than Texas with there own sweet deal in Big12 & own network and is generally viewed as the number 1 athletic department in terms of revenue (or in top 3 with Oregon/Ohio State).
To lazy to look up numbers, but as I recall Big12 with new TV contract just handed out ave. of ~ 35 mil, but it was up a large amount from ~30 million previous year which indeed get it close to B1G number for 1 year (caveat is that may be average number including Texas/OK number - but not that important at this point - on the B1G number it is worth noting, Nebraska, Rutgers, MD are not on full shares yet which inflates number a bit, but I believe B1G has been also holding some money to pay MD's ACC exit fee as well...so don't hold too much in either's 1 yr number).
So where does the 50 mil come that people are quoting...best ( and its not great) I've seen is this analysishttp://awfulannouncing.com/2016/big-ten ... -deal.htmlThis analysis was a prediction after 1st half with Fox was signed, assuming they would get same amount for 2nd half of Tier 1
, which didn't happen, but it came in reasonably close. A few other caveat's, seems like the 740k tournament line is probably in Fox deal announced, Fox deal when it came out was stated with up to caveat, leaving me to speculate that content may have had some provisions to negotiate/leverage 2nd half of rights, contract is likely not split evenly over 6 years (will be less year 1), BTN will undoubtedly grow. So to me 50 million seems pretty reasonable guess from a back of the napkin sort of calculation level if the first tier TV numbers are near what has been rumored & I'd bet for planning purposes B1G ADs have a number and that is where this 50 mil came from.